The Top 5 Healthy Flavors of Spring

by in In Season, April 20, 2014

snow pea radish slaw

These seasonal beauties want you to know there’s more to them than total deliciousness.

In addition to offering their trademark crunch and peppery snap, radishes list potassium, calcium, folate and fiber on their resumes.

Recipe: Snow Pea Radish Slaw (above, from Food Network Magazine)

A classically underappreciated seasonal treat, these sour stalks are an excellent source of vitamin K, associated with healthy circulation. Rhubarb also brings calcium, fiber and vitamin C to the party.

Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Tart
rhubarb tart

A veggie for everyone’s spring hit list, these green spears are proud to offer antioxidants, fiber, thiamin and iron in every bite.

Recipe: Mushroom Barley and Roasted Asparagus Salad
asparagus and barley

This nutrient-rich fish pairs beautifully with everything from teriyaki sauce to fresh green herbs. But it can also brag about B vitamins, potassium and oh-so-healthy Omega-3 fats.

Recipe: Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Pea Shoots
These delectable greens are not only springtime gem, they are also filled with vitamin C, folate and fiber.

Recipe: Spring Green Salad
spring green salad

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition. See Dana’s full bio »

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